The difference between a pro trumpet player and an amateur?

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  1. gmonady

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    I do not know about this... when I was teaching beginner trumpet players I had quit a few that played mediocre with consistency... the ones that would not practice from week to week.
     
  2. fredthewhale

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    Yep. I considered that. But my thought is that they won't get work and become a pro. As well, no one would hire someone who's going to sparkle and then flub unpredictably.

    As well, they may not need to be more than mediocre for the gig or band. As long as they can produce what the leader likes consistently, they'll be asked back.

    Certainly, I recognize there are a couple other factors involved, but, for me, this was a big frustration of mine - being consistently inconsistent. (Padum pah)
     
  3. kingtrumpet

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    you mean you guys haven't been laughing with me all these years??? certainly, I am such a better person that I am NOT laughing at you guys -- laughing with you!!! -- besides, I can play higher notes than most of you on my trumpet, and albeit (not that many of you double on the trombone) but my skills on the trombone will rival most anyone on TM -------------------- then again, I practice a lot!!!! unlike the rest of you peeps here, who spend way too much time on social activities instead of practice!!!! ---- you poor peeps, so sad, so very sad!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  4. gmonady

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    Great point...
     
  5. gmonady

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    AND I am certainly glad it was nothing I said, 'cause I toe the line when it comes to respecting emotion and feelings, yep that's me... Dr. Feelgood:roll:
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    I finally learned the true difference between an amateur and a professional ... me and them. In essence such is not anything for me to worry about now.
     
  7. Branson

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    About $50.00 and hour.
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    I am assuming an amateur earns nothing per hour and your hourly earnings is less than mine by $10.00> $70.00 and I now bill at 1.72 times that so as to cover expenses ... and thus I can take the actual expense part of my bill as a tax exemption. If a Gig is commercial, they would take my entire bill as a tax expense exemption.
     
  9. Branson

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    Cash!
     
  10. gmonady

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    The professional reports the earnings to the IRS, the amateur pockets it and no one is the wiser.
     

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